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Spicy Italian Sausage Marinara Pasta that I truly believe is easy to make and has a little kick to it!
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Spicy Italian Sausage Marinara Pasta

Course Main
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 7 to 8

Ingredients

  • One 15 ounce can tomato sauce
  • One 28 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 12 roughly chopped garlic cloves
  • 3 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 3 tablespoons dried basil leaves
  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoons dried oregano leaves
  • 1 teaspoon sugar (I used pure cane sugar)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 12 ounces Penne Pasta
  • 1 pound ground spicy Italian Sausage
  • 5 spicy Italian Sausage Links
  • Freshly Shredded Aged Asiago Cheese (optional for garnish)

Instructions

  • Start by making the sauce. Place all of the ingredients except for the pasta, sausage, and 1/2 of the can of diced tomatoes in a large pot. Use a handheld blender to blend the sauce to a smooth consistency. Once the sauce is blended well, add the reserved 1/2 can of diced tomatoes into the sauce. Stir, then salt and pepper the sauce to taste.
  • Bring the sauce to a boil, then reduce heat. Cover the pan and cook the sauce on low for 30 minutes.
  • While the sauce cooks, brown the ground sausage in a pan for 4 to 5 minutes or until the sausage has cooked through using medium heat. Remove the cooked sausage from the pan. Drain the excess grease from the cooked sausage by placing the sausage on a plate lined with paper towels.
  • Add the sausage links to the same pan you used to brown the ground sausage. Brown the sausage on each side cooking the sausage for about 4 to 5 minutes. Remove the sausage from the pan and slice the sausages.
  • After browning sausages, cook the pasta according to the pasta's box directions.
  • After cooking the sauce for 30 minutes. Add the cooked sausages to the sauce and cook the sauce for about another 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Serve this pasta with the shredded Asiago Cheese as a garnish for a additional layer of great flavors.

Notes

Healthy Tips:
Use a turkey sausage in place of pork sausage if you can find it, to create a healthier dish.
I used organic canned items to help also make this dish a little bit more healthier as well.
Also whole wheat pasta is a healthy substitute too!